What Happens on a Sunday Morning?
We have two morning services. Both services include the Scripture readings for the day, a sermon, prayers and communion – the sharing of the blessed bread and wine. We call the service “Holy Eucharist,” but other churches may refer to it as “the Service of the Table” – “Mass” – “Holy Communion” or “The Lord’s Supper.” You can find the readings for each Sunday – which we call the Sunday Lectionary, on the calendar here. Each of our services has a distinct flavor, and everyone is always welcome! You can expect to be greeted by a friendly usher, who will give you a bulletin and answer any questions you may have.
8:00 am Service – This is a small, peaceful, quiet service. There is no music, which adds to the meditative mood of the service. Our Rector (the Episcopal Church’s word for the head pastor) sometimes calls this service “The Lord’s Breakfast.” It usually ends around 8:45.
9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Education- Between the services we have breakfast (from the Sunday after Labor Day through the Sunday before Memorial Day) and Education for all ages.
10:30 a.m. Service – This is our larger service, including a choir, instrumental music, and usually a sizeable attendance. Music is led by the semi-professional Holy Communion choir. The service is joyful and energetic, and often includes quite a few families with young children.
How Will You Know What To Do At The Service?
If you are familiar with the Episcopal Church, you’ll recognize the service right away as a traditional, Rite 2 (modern language) service. If you’re not familiar with the Episcopal Church, don’t worry! Our Order of Service is a step-by-step guide printed for every Sunday service with each reading, tradition, song, and process. You’ll be able to follow along, and we hope you’ll find our worship joyful, beautiful and meaningful.
There are gender non-specific single restrooms in the Parish Lounge, to the right as you enter the church. You can also find larger men’s and women’s restrooms downstairs which have changing tables.
Is Holy Communion Accessible To People With Disabilities?
Three accessible parking spots are available on the sidewalk in front of the church on Sunday mornings. Additionally, a disabled drop-off is available on Jackson, in front of the office entrance. There is a ramp to the main entrance between the Lounge and the Church, and an ADA compliant elevator onsite.